Self- Reliance is the key-highlight of New Education Policy: Education Minister

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has stressed on the need to provide education that could make one self-reliant. Addressing at the 34th Convocation of Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU through virtual mode, Mr Pokhriyal said, Self- Reliance is the key-highlight of the New Education Policy that integrates vocational education bringing constructive changes in the education system. He said, to achieve the goal of 50 per cent Gross Enrolment Ratio by 2035, the university will have to be a crucial contributor.

Highlighting the Choice Based Credit System, which is a key part of the New Education Policy, 2020, the Minister said that it provides learners with the flexibility to choose his bouquet of courses and also letting him to complete it even after a gap. He urged the university to revamp the existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes while working on the new programmes according to the needs of the country which not only provide education but also employment.

During the convocation, IGNOU conferred more than two lakh 37 thousand degrees, diplomas and certificates to the students.


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